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Japan to give Hawaii $2 million in aid as wildfire death toll tops 100

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Japan to give Hawaii $2 million in aid

Since Japanese yen is currently weak, it's important to put which currently Japan is used when giving money abroad.

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That's very nice of Japan.

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Currency conversion is quite easy to do for most people

It's easy but with current recent Fed hikes, JPY exchange can easily fluctuate change from day to day. So it's easier just put in USD.

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winston:

"That's very nice of Japan."

Not really because it came out of our taxes

I am happy to use my tax for this cause.

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So it's easier just put in USD.

It is. There is no ¥ sign there.

Not really because it came out of our taxes

That have no relevance, it is a good gesture from the Japanese nation, that the money comes from the taxes is obvious the same as most other things the government spends money on.

Why we should be paying for thier own incompetence

Because of basic human decency, the victims are not responsible for the failure of the mitigation measures, and that deaths could have been avoided does nothing to easy the pain for the survivors.

Not having enough empathy to understand that innocent people died is one thing, but expecting everybody else to be as cold makes no sense.

2 million is nothing on the large scale of things.

For the survivors it can make a huge difference, I hope you never are in a situation where you depend on the good will of others.

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The US was very generous during the Tohoku triple disasters in 2011. They donated at least $750 million.

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Thank you Japan.

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The US was very generous during the Tohoku triple disasters in 2011. They donated at least $750 million.

Look after your mates and your mates will look after you.

Mate.
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My heart definitely goes out to the people of Hawaii, got a lot of friends there, spent a lot of time there, I love that place, just so sad, heartbreaking.

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many hungry people need that money

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2 Mil.!? That will clean up and rebuild about 4 or 5 homes , better NOT to send any.hat will cover the funeral costs for about 50 of the victims!! Ukraine gets Billions but yet our ally and playground wedding chapel good times and beautiful smiles of Hawaii gets 2 Mil!? so wrong.

Did you read the article?

The assistance, to be offered through organizations including the American Red Cross, is intended for evacuation site safety, food delivery and psychological support for those affected by the fires that first broke out on Aug 8, among other purposes.

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OOOPS, i must have posted a NO NO, my two posts were removed LOL

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Japan is noble!

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

right, make more debts!!

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

USD 2 Million only?

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Mahalo to the people of Japan for helping our ohana on Maui. Helping the survivers from that devastating wildfire will forever remain in our hearts!!!

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""On the third anniversary of the tragedy, a US-based organization called the Japan Center for International Exchange has issued a report noting that Americans have given about $730 million to assist Japan in rebuilding and recovery – an amount that makes this “the largest philanthropic response ever in American history""

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""The Japan Center for International Exchange finds that individuals, groups, and corporations in the United States have donated at least $746 million for relief and recovery efforts, the third highest philanthropic outpouring from American donors for any overseas disaster and the most for any disaster in another rich ...

Humanitarian response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and ...

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Humanitarian_respon..""

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Well done Japan, I know of several Japanese businesses and many Japanese individuals that have property on Maui and also the big island.

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Good on Japan - a true friend of Hawaii through thick and thin.

Maui is as close to paradise as I've been to anywhere. Heartbreaking to see the scale of this disaster.

Pray for Maui.

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USD 2 Million only?

This is only the start - basic emergency funds.

Japan will commit much, much more going forward to assist in the enormous rebuild.

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It will take more than $8 billion for the physical reconstruction. Some of that will be paid for by insurance. Enormous payout day for them. The important point is to keep the redevelopers out who are already property chasing.

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The big hotel chains should be making major contributions to the reconstruction.

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Should be more! 2 million USD will do very little. Should be 2 Billion USD with a B

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OMG! What a scene! How horrible! Japan seems the only nation sending help. What about China? If China sends help, relations with the U.A. will warm up!

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2mil is nothing these days, but better than nothing.

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The US was very generous during the Tohoku triple disasters in 2011. They donated at least $750 million.

Is it a contest for you to see who has be biggest?

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Uchujin

The US was very generous during the Tohoku triple disasters in 2011. They donated at least $750 million.

Is it a contest for you to see who has be biggest?

No, but the massive support from the US and the largest private donations for the Tohoku disaster should not be forgotten.

The US was there during one of Japan's darkest hours.

Were you living in Japan in 2011?

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Japan has brilliantly trained search and rescue teams with amazing cadaver dogs. Send those teams.

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@Fighto! I agree it is heart breaking but for you to say Maui is as close to paradise as you've seen to anywhere sounds like a tourist dreaming. Ok you can wake up now, that means you have not left your computer monitor because I have and I am sure many others have seen 3 times better. I love Maui have land there up country but the sad part of it all is the real people who live there will be affected the most even as Maui rebuild. Apartments are expensive and the locals have it hard, yes it is paradise in your eyes but for those who live there its a nightmare just to live on the island to survive.

Good on Japan - a true friend of Hawaii through thick and thin.

*Maui is as close to paradise as I've been to anywhere. **Heartbreaking to see the scale of this disaster.*

Pray for Maui.

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South Korea also donated the same amount to Maui.

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What about help your OWN people first, then help other countries..

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The United States of America deserves more money than $2 million - that is the price of a house in Hawaii. We need $20 million at least

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It seems there are always some who object to helping others in need if they are foreign, here on JT. Such a shame as it makes them look cold and cruel and does nothing positive for their country. Fortunately they are always outnumbered by concerned people who actually have a heart and support Japan helping those in need no matter where they are.

I refuse to believe the average Japanese is averse to giving assistance to those in need. Most are so much better than those who object.

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BerniAug. 17 10:17 pm JST

Mahalo to the people of Japan for helping our ohana on Maui. Helping the survivers from that devastating wildfire will forever remain in our hearts!!!

Your welcome

By the way the fire wasn't a wildfire it was man made

Wildfires can be caused by humans. It is the drought conditions that reduce everything to kindling such that it no longer matters how good you are at turning the lights off when there is a slight breeze.

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